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Don’t be Fooled: Trump’s Deportation “Priorities” include “Almost Everyone”

LA Times Analysis of Trump Immigration EO Finds Nearly Entire Undocumented Population At Risk of Deportation An important new Los Angeles Times analysis of President Trump’s immigration executive orders echoes our assessment: despite claims that Trump plans to just build a wall and focus on “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders make clear that just about all of … Continue reading »

Florida House Dems Walk Out On “Racist” Mark Krikorian

Florida House Democrats didn’t even give Mark Krikorian a chance to spew his xenophobic propaganda to a full house during a meeting on refugees yesterday — they simply walked out. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant group founded by noted white nationalist and eugenics enthusiast John Tanton. Among Tanton’s … Continue reading »

SPLC: Former Head Of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Joins Trump Administration

It continues to be clear that Donald Trump meant what he said about immigration. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the new administration has named a former executive director of an anti-immigrant hate group to a top post at the US Customs and Border Protection: Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation … Continue reading »

We must #StopSessions. Call Your Senators Today.

Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day urging Senators to vote against Sessions.  … Continue reading »

CNC Releases New Resources Tackling And Exposing Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Agendas

The Center for New Community has released two important resources in countering the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements. The first resource, “Anti-Immigrant And Anti-Muslim Threats In The United States,” is an assessment of organized nativist activity from around the nation, including groups with disturbing ties to white supremacists attempting to push through bigoted local and state … Continue reading »

KC Star Blasts Kris Kobach For “Despicable Affiliation” With White Nationalists

Last week, the Center for New Community reported that Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach,spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists.  Kobach, one of the most extreme and vociferous anti-immigrant voices in the U.S., is a product of the Tanton network, which has deep ties to white nationalists. From CNC: On October 25, white nationalist … Continue reading »

Architects of Failed Self-Deportation Policy Trying to Rebrand Their Deportation Strategy

Times are tough for the anti-immigrant groups. Donald Trump has become the leading voice for that crowd with his calls for mass-deportation. So, they’re desperate for attention and relevance. Outside of extreme anti-immigration circles, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), one of the organizations created by white nationalist John Tanton, is probably best known for … Continue reading »

Leading Anti-Immigrant Groups — Including Border Agents And Breitbart — Arrange Trump Campaign Event At Border

Leading Republican Presidential candidate  Donald Trump — who is also currently the nation’s leading anti-immigrant voice — will visit the U.S./Mexico border and meet with Border Patrol agents tomorrow, several have news outlets confirmed. “I’ve been invited by border patrols and they want to honor me, actually, and thousands and thousands of ’em because I’m … Continue reading »

HJC Witness Today Includes Disgraced Former INS Officer Who Lied to Congress

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation,” where it will discuss failed bills like the incredibly anti-immigrant SAFE Act. But the real story is who will be testifying at the hearing — namely, even more extremist witnesses from the Center for Immigration Studies and the hate group Federation for … Continue reading »

Tomorrow: Another HJC Hearing, Another Set of Tanton Network Witnesses

When Republicans want to hear “expert” testimony on anti-immigrant views, there is apparently only shop in town: the John Tanton network.  Tanton, of course, is the white nationalist who founded or helped found three key anti-immigrant groups, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (or FAIR, a hate group), the Center for Immigration Studies (the think tank), … Continue reading »